The freedom movement lost one helluva warrior when Hardy Macia succumbed to Hodgkin’s Lymphoma today at the very young age of 43…
I never had the honor of meeting Hardy in person, but worked with him through most of Gov. Johnson’s presidential campaign. He was truly an inspiration and always led by example…
A fighter literally until his last breath, Hardy taped this video pleading for medical marijuana legalization just last week. Even with a collapsed lung, Hardy’s voice was persuasive and powerful…
Farewell, Hardy…your beautiful, fighting presence will be missed by everyone you touched & inspired.
Excerpts, Concord Patch – “Hardy Macia, who spent one of his last breaths requesting that Gov. Maggie Hassan approve a medicinal marijuana proposal for New Hampshire with a homegrown provision, passed away earlier today, according to friends and family.
Macia, who had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, was stricken with the disease last summer while he was running for the 2nd Congressional District and assisting former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson’s run for president.
Previously, he was a Board of Selectman in Grand Isle, VT, and ran for governor there in 2004, before moving to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project. He also attempted to run for state representative in New Hampshire in 2010. In his congressional race, he received 4.4 percent of the vote, or about 15,000 votes…”
“…Friends and family members began posting notes to his Facebook site around 5 p.m. on May 13,when the news began to be shared that he succumbed to the lymphoma.
Former state Rep. Seth Cohn, R-Canterbury, a colleague and friend, called him an inspiration and a role model for others, who spent his life “working for liberty, right up to the end,” earlier today.
“Despite a cancer diagnosis, he continued that run for Congress, hoping to wake a few more people up to the cause of freedom,” Cohn stated. “Even in his last days, he took action from, a hospital bed, confronting NH Governor Maggie Hassan to do the right thing and focus on people over politics. I’m honored to have been his neighbor, his friend, and a fellow activist alongside him. May his torch of liberty shine brightly in the heavens, a role model to inspire others onward toward freedom.”
Sep 24, 2012 - Hardy Macia runs into Zombies at the New Hampshire State House…
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